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Spanish-American War

This Day in History, April 24

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On April 24th, 1898, Spain declared war on the United States, beginning the Spanish-American War.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: It's useless to hold a person to anything he says while he's in love, drunk, or running for office. -- Shirley MacLaine

Other Notable Events for April 23

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On this date in history:

In 1635, the first public school in America, the Boston Latin School, was opened.

In 1898, the first movie theater opened at the Koster and Bials Music Hall in New York City.

In 1914, Chicago's Wrigley Field, then known as Weeghman Park, hosts its first baseball game when the Chicago Chi-...Read more

Notable Birthdays for April 23

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Those born on this date include:

- English playwright William Shakespeare in 1564
- James Buchanan, 15th president of the United States, in 1791
- Nobel Prize-winning physicist Max Planck in 1858
- Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev in 1891
- Canadian Prime Minister/Nobel Peace Prize laureate Lester Pearson in ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, April 23, the 113th day of 2017 with 252 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Venus. Evening stars are Mercury, Mars and Jupiter.

William Shakespeare

This Day in History, April 23

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April 23rd, 1616 marks the death of both William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television. -- Woody Allen

Other Notable Events for April 22

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On this date in history:

In 1500, Brazil was discovered by Pedro Alvarez Cabral.

In 1889, about 20,000 homesteaders massed along the border of the Oklahoma Territory, awaiting the signal to start the Oklahoma land rush.

In 1914, U.S. forces took control of the Mexican port city of Veracruz during the fighting of ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for April 22

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Those born on this date include:

- Spanish Queen Isabella I, who funded the first voyage of Christopher Columbus to the New World, in 1451
- British novelist Henry Fielding in 1707
- German philosopher Immanuel Kant in 1724
- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, leader of Russia's 1917 Communist revolution, in 1870
- novelist...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, April 22, the 112th day of 2017 with 253 to follow.

This is Earth Day.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Venus. Evening stars are Mercury, Mars and Jupiter.

Babe Ruth

This Day in History, April 22

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On April 22nd, 1914, Babe Ruth pitched his first professional game.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: On her website, Steffi Graf, who won 22 tennis Grand Slam titles, said, For me, the focus and energy level that I get from physically challenging myself on a daily basis -- not to mention the obvious health benefits -- is irreplaceable.

Other Notable Events for April 21

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On this date in history:

In 1509, Henry VIII became king of England after his father, Henry VII, died.

In 1836, with the battle cry Remember the Alamo! Texas forces under Sam Houston defeated the army of Mexican Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna at San Jacinto, Texas, opening the path to Texas independence.

In ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for April 21

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Those born on this date include:

- Russian ruler Catherine II -- Catherine the Great -- in 1729
- German educator Friedrich Froebel, who established the concept of the kindergarten, in 1782
- British novelist Charlotte Bronte in 1816
- James Starley, British inventor of the geared bicycle, in 1830
- naturalist/...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, April 21, the 111th day of 2017 with 254 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Venus. Evening stars are Mercury, Mars and Jupiter.

Romulus and Remus

This Day in History, April 21

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April 21st, 753 B.C. is the traditional date observed for the founding of Rome.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Middle age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you. -- Ogden Nash

Other Notable Events for April 20

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On this date in history:

In 1871, the U.S. Congress passed the Third Force Act, popularly known as the Ku Klux Klan Act, authorizing President Ulysses S. Grant to declare martial law, impose heavy penalties against terrorist organizations and use military force to suppress the Klan.

In 1902, Marie Curie and Pierre Curie ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for April 20

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Those born on this date include:

- The Prophet Muhammad, founder of Islam, in 571
- Roman Catholic St. Rose of Lima in 1586
- French Emperor Napoleon III in 1808
- sculptor Daniel Chester French in 1850
- golf pioneer Young Tom Morris in 1851
- German dictator Adolf Hitler in 1889
- silent film ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, April 20, the 110th day of 2017 with 255 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Venus. Evening stars are Mercury, Mars and Jupiter.

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